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2017 Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Kristen Wiig Words: Nathan Scatcherd There’s something fantastic about walking into a film you know next to nothing about. We live in the age of the teaser (not forgetting the initial teaser for the teaser); the trailer showing…

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2017 Director: Andres Muschietti Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton Words: Carly Stevenson 27 years after the 1990 miniseries aired, Warner Bros have finally reanimated Pennywise the Dancing Clown to terrify horror fans and coulrophobics again – this time on…

Must See Movies: September

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

Patti Cake$

2017 – USA Director: Geremy Jasper Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, McCaul Lombardi, Mamoudou Athie, Siddharth Dhananjay Words: Rhiannon Topham A story chronicling the underrepresented world of women in music? Yes please. To most people, the eponymous star of Patti Cake$ is New Jerseyite Patricia ‘Dumbo’ Dombrowski, whose fluorescent dreams as a disciple…

Celluloid Saturday at Widescreen Weekend 2017

Widescreen Weekend – Celluloid Saturday Saturday October 14th, 2017 National Media Museum, Bradford The annual Widescreen Weekend festival reaches its 21st birthday this year – for 21 years the festival has expanded and evolved, shifted and reformed, however its focus has always stayed the same; to celebrate the past, present and future of widescreen film…

A Ghost Story

2017 – USA Director: David Lowery Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham Words: Josh Senior A Ghost Story is one of those gems in a calendar year, an independent release that gets the promotion it deserves. It really does, David Lowery’s latest film is one of the most important to be released in 2017,…

The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China

1982 & 1986 Director: John Carpenter Starring: Kurt Russell Words: Oliver Innocent A veritable titan of horror, John Carpenter is perhaps the most revered of the filmmakers to emerge during that golden period of genre-defining horror films in the 1970s. Carpenter’s films are amongst the most fondly-remembered of the era, due in large to his…

Shin Godzilla

2017 – Japan Directed by – Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi Starring – Hiroki Hasegawa, Satomi Ishihara, Jun Kunimara, Ren Osuga Words: Nathan Scatcherd Shin Godzilla is the first Godzilla movie from Toho Studios in twelve years. The studio’s last instalment, Final Wars, was an exuberantly ridiculous battle royale featuring the Big G scrapping with…

Baby Driver

2017 – UK/ USA Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, John Hamm, John Bernthal Words: Josh Senior The trouble of knocking several really good films out so early on in your film-making career, is that it only increases the anticipation for every film that follows. It’s a nice problem…

Must See Movies: August

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

War For The Planet Of The Apes

2017 – USA Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller Words: Christian Abbott ‘The Planet Of The Apes franchise’ has been one of considerable ups and downs. The original back in 1968 was a fascinating deconstruction of society and morality. The hoaky setup was subset by the resolve of the…

Dunkirk

2017 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Jack Lowden Words: Joe H. The events of the evacuation of Allied troops in 1940 from the beaches of Dunkirk as enemy forces approached are told here through three intertwining stories –…